Confirmation of a positive case of COVID-19 after leaving SPring-8

August 2, 2020

We got a notice of a positive case of COVID-19 from a user who stayed at SPring-8 from July 22 to 25 for the experiment. The user felt ill after returing to the affiliated instituition and diagnosed to be positive to COVID-19 on August 1.
According to the Public Health Care Center’s interview survey, there is no one in close contact with the infected user in SPring-8, including SPring-8 staffs, apart from the infected user’s group.

We will continue to work to prevent the spread of infection in cooperation with the relevant organizations and will continue to provide the latest information to the public in an appropriate manner.
We apologize for any inconveniences caused but ask for your understanding.
We also ask for your understanding and cooperation in protecting the personal information and respecting the human rights of the infected patients and the families.

   Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute (JASRI)

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